Pediatric Developmental Behavioral Fellowship

New fellowship program starts July 1, 2019 (more info coming soon!)

Developmental Behavioral Pediatricians evaluate, treat and manage infants, children, and adolescents with a wide range of developmental and behavioral concerns and conditions, as well as physical complaints that are best addressed via a biobehavioral approach. They also evaluate and monitor progress in children at risk for developmental and behavioral disorders on the basis of biological and social factors. They research the causes and treatments of these conditions and strive to promote an understanding of the social, educational, and cultural influences on children.

A career in Developmental-Behavioral pediatrics can provide you with diagnostic challenges, collaborative research opportunities, long-term connections with the children and families you serve, and an opportunity to provide ongoing treatment for their conditions.

Our training program prepares the next generation of specialty physicians who are excited by diagnostic challenges, integrating biological, psychosocial, social and neuroscience components into practice and making long-term connections with children and their families. The fellowship is an outpatient clinical experience with no call and a focus on conducting and executing research during the second two years.   Our program will prepare you to be Board-eligible for the AAP subspecialty of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Please contact Michelle Goetz, for more inforation. 

This accredited three-year program provides a comprehensive training in all areas of developmental behavioral pediatrics.

Year 1:

  • Clinical rotations in developmental behavioral pediatrics, neurology, genetics, feeding, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular clinic, sleep clinic
  • Weekly fellows clinic
  • Didactic lectures/journal club
  • Participate in AZLEND program
  • Begin to develop research protocol

Year 2:

  • Coursework in statistics and scientific writing
  • Design and begin to collect data for research project
  • Clinical work in developmental behavioral clinic, behavior clinic
  • Participate in evaluations at the Crisis Response Center and Casa de Los Niños
  • Weekly fellows clinic
  • Didactic lectures/journal club

Year 3:

  • Weekly fellows clinic
  • Didactic lectures/journal club
  • Complete research project